Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Dumaguete

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

Loud and lively, this Dumaguete institution has expanded from a small seafood restaurant in 1988 to a diverse culinary, drinking and entertainment complex that includes Hayahay and Taco Surf (you can order from any …
Top Choice Cafe in Boracay

Sunny Side Cafe

Make a beeline here in the morning for large, fluffy pancakes (a half-order is all you'll need) and the sunny-side cafe roesti (crumbled chorizo, poached eggs, sour cream and arugula on a fried potato frittata) and …
Top Choice Filipino in Iloilo

Buto't Balat

Even with SM City across the street, mall-themed restaurants feel worlds away at this atmospheric thatch-roofed pavilion. Munch on Ilonggo specialities such as tinuom (chicken in banana leaves) and seafood – most se…
Top Choice German in Bacolod

Tyrol

Authentically Austrian and a welcome change of pace, Tyrol is a favourite among foreign visitors. The blonde-wood beer hall and beer garden has the odd deer antler thrown into the mix. The schnitzel is excellent and…
Top Choice International in Romblon Island

Romblon Deli & Coffee Shop

The heart of Romblon's lively expat scene is this unassuming venture, smack in the middle of the waterfront near the ferry docks. Part bar, part bistro and part tourist info centre, with especially good pancakes, om…
Top Choice International in Odiongan

Mouse's Morsels Beef & Beer

Fresh off the boat? This Irish-owned sidewalk cafe should be your first stop. The kitchen does excellent thin-crust pizza and the deli has imported meats and wines. There's also good music and you can usually meet a…
Top Choice International in Dauin

Finbar

This is expatriate central in Dauin for good reason. All the food is homemade, even the halloumi and mozzarella cheese, bread, pizza dough and pasta. Burgers and fries are favourites and specials change daily based …
Top Choice Seafood in Bacolod

Pala Pala

Shrimps, crabs, squid, fish and scallops, fresh from the sea, are displayed at this large market-like shed. After buying your catch, head to one of the next-door eateries, such as D' New Hyksos Tulahan, who will the…
Top Choice International in Boracay

Lemon Cafe

Fresh and healthy define this colourful and vibrant D'Mall cafe, which serves big salads, creative sandwiches (eg smoked turkey with apples and celery on ciabatta), classic eggs-Benedict brunches, tropical juices an…
Top Choice Seafood in Boracay

Plato D'Boracay

Choose fish, lobster, prawns and other freshly caught shellfish from the D'Talipapa wet market just a few feet away and this family-style grill will cook them. While the resulting prices don't necessarily undercut t…